NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

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Healthy Habits for Healthy Smiles

Hooray for Healthy Smiles

 

 

This year the campaign slogan, “Healthy Habits for Healthy Smiles,” with smile tips such as; Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste; Clean between your teeth daily; Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks; See your dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease.
Developing good habits early and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Parents should take their children to the dentist by their first birthday. The goal is to promote a healthy oral care routine to maintain an excellent quality of life.
Despite being almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. Good oral hygiene practices such as thorough brushing with fluoride toothpaste can help keep children from getting cavities.
The Ocean County Health Department continues to work with the two Federally Qualified Health Centers in Ocean County to help those without insurance and those with emergent issues and provide dental education programs to schools, daycare centers summer camps, and community groups.
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